The Constitution does not expressly grant the president additional powers in times of national emergency. However, many scholars think that the Framers implied these powers because the structural design of the Executive Branch enables it to act much faster than the Legislative Branch.
Unfortunately, the international banker controlled, Neo-Conservative/Neo-Liberal, Leftist, Communist infiltration of the United States Legislature (Congress/Senate) and the Federal/State Judiciary is complete, rendering the ability of President Donald Trump to lead and carry out the will of the American people impossible as head of the third Executive Branch.
This was precisely the fear of Federal Bureau of Investigation Director and Founder J. Edgar Hoover, but it unfortunately came true after his death in 1972.
After the former communist Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991, the international bankers controlling communism instead focused on controlling and infiltrating the United States of America and its government.
This was made a whole lot easier after the U.S. Supreme Court case Citizens United v FEC allowed them to purchase each and every elected American government official with ease, even if entire communities of U.S. Citizens opposed them.
Currently in the U.S., gridlock remains the rule of the land, and even time-sensitive and desperate issues like lowering the astronomical cost of Obama-care from its enormous unaffordable premiums for the American people can not get rectified.
National Emergency Declaration
A claim of emergency powers was at the center of President Abraham Lincoln’s suspension of habeas corpus without Congressional approval in 1861.
Lincoln claimed that the rebellion created an emergency that permitted him the extraordinary power of unilaterally suspending the writ.
With Chief Justice Roger Taney sitting as judge, the Federal District Court of Maryland struck down the suspension in Ex Parte Merryman, although Lincoln ignored the order. (Greenberg, David, “Lincoln’s Crackdown,” Slate).
Herein lies the case and historical precedent for President Donald Trump to save the American Republic from the civil war existing by and between the “America Firsters” and the foreign globalist communist elements trying to derail the United States and force it to be subjugated into the international community without the rights and privileges accompanying U.S. Citizenship.
A linear succession of global internationalist Communists have led the United States in the Office of the Presidency for nearly the past 30 years, and their coordinated work against the interests of the American people is now nearly complete – each and every day President Donald Trump is running into oligarch-built road blocks and political glass ceilings designed to prevent him from delivering for the American people, and a full-blown Communist rebellion has now fully taken afoot in retaliation for his successful election by the American people.
This Communist rebellion has come in the forms of the ludicrous “Russia-Collusion” hearings in both the U.S. Congress and Senate, being propped up non-stop 24/7 by the mainstream media, and being spearheaded by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a suspected leader and proponent of these international globalist communist infiltrators.
Many argue that Robert Mueller is merely taking revenge for the firing of James Comey, former F.B.I. Chief, who is also equally entrenched in the international banker communist conspiracy, having tasted it while working on the Board of Directors of London-based HSBC Bank after serving as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
President Theodore Roosevelt famously called the presidency a “bully pulpit” from which to raise issues nationally, because when a president raises an issue, it inevitably becomes subject to public debate.
President Donald Trump has successfully used his Twitter account and other social media outlets to raise issues important to the American people, as well as speak directly to them, in defiance of the Mainstream Media which is nearly 100% controlled by the international banks and global communists.
A president’s power and influence may be limited, but politically the president is certainly the most important power in Washington D.C. and, furthermore, is one of the most famous and influential of all Americans.
Within the executive branch itself, the president has broad powers to manage national affairs and the priorities of the government.
The president can issue rules, regulations, and instructions called executive orders, which have the binding force of law upon federal agencies, but do not require approval of the United States Congress.
Executive orders are subject to judicial review and interpretation, however, but this is after the fact.
The president, as the Commander in Chief of the United States Armed Forces, may also call into federal service individual state units of the National Guard.
In times of war, or national emergency, the Congress has already granted the President broader powers to manage the national economy and protect the security of the United States. (“Executive Power,” Legal Information Institute, Cornell University Law School).
A state of emergency is a situation in which a government is empowered to perform actions that it would normally not be allowed to.
A government can declare such a state of emergency during a disaster, civil unrest, or armed conflict.
National Emergencies Act
The National Emergencies Act regulates this process at the federal level.
It requires the President to specifically identify the provisions activated, and to renew the declaration annually, so as to prevent an arbitrarily broad or open-ended emergency.
Presidents have occasionally taken action justified as necessary or prudent because of a state of emergency, subject to review by the courts, but again, after the fact (Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer, 1953).
The Act authorizes the President to activate emergency provisions of law via an emergency declaration, on the condition that the President specifies the provisions so activated and notifies Congress.
An activation would expire if the President expressly terminated the emergency, or did not renew the emergency annually, or if each house of Congress passed a resolution terminating the emergency.
After presidents objected to this “Congressional Termination” provision on separation of powers grounds, it was replaced in 1985 with termination by an enacted joint resolution.
The Act also requires that the President and executive agencies maintain records of all orders and regulations that proceed from the use of emergency authority, and to regularly report the cost incurred to Congress.
Unitary Executive Theory
The “Unitary Executive Theory” is a theory of American constitutional law holding that the President possesses the power to control the entire executive branch.
The doctrine is rooted in Article II of the United States Constitution, which vests “the executive power” of the United States in the President.
The Vesting Clause of Article II provides, “The executive Power (of the United States) shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.”
Proponents of the Unitary Executive Theory argue that this language, along with the “Take Care Clause” (“The President shall ‘take care’ that the laws be faithfully executed”), creates a “hierarchical, unified executive department under the direct control of the President.” The Structural Constitution: Unitary Executive, Plural Judiciary, Harvard Law Review, 105 (6).
In its most extreme form, Unitary Executive Theory can mean that neither Congress nor the Federal Courts can tell the President what to do, or how to do it, particularly regarding national security matters. Dean, John (2007), “Broken Government,” Viking. p. 102. ISBN 9780670018208.
National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive
The National Security and Homeland Security Presidential Directive says that, when the president considers a national emergency to have occurred, an “Enduring Constitutional Government” comprising “a cooperative effort among the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the Federal Government, coordinated by the President,” will take the place of the nation’s regular government.
This clearly places the President in his executive capacity to be above the other 2 branches, legislative and judiciary, to “coordinate” the “comity” by and between all 3 branches, during a declaration of this national security “emergency.”
This Presidential Directive was signed into law by President George W. Bush on May 4, 2007, which claims the power to execute procedures for continuity of the federal government in the event of a “catastrophic emergency,” such as “any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government functions.”
This condition would be very easy for President Donald Trump to satisfy, given the current circumstances of the U.S. Economy, extreme corruption/government gridlock, and communist infiltration of the U.S. Government in its current form.
The signing of this Directive was not surprisingly not covered by the mainstream U.S. media, or discussed by the U.S. Congress.
Since President Donald Trump has already declared a National Emergency with respect to the Opioid Crisis, even his own administration has case precedent to get this done on an immediate and urgent basis.